Kosciuszko Bridge to make flashy Thursday debut featuring Cuomo, light show

Today: Fires in Brooklyn and Queens, another Brooklyn Tech scandal, and the backstory behind Bowlmor.

Today’s News

Kosciuszko Bridge to make flashy Thursday debut featuring Cuomo, light show The lighting system is part of Cuomo’s “New York Harbor of Lights” initiative that will include all seven MTA-operated bridges and tunnels and the Port Authority’s George Washington Bridge. (The Daily News)

Brooklyn Tech teacher busted asking student for ‘workout’ pics A fourth staffer in two years has engaged in an “inappropriate relationship” with a student, investigators charge. (New York Post)

Brooklyn Tech teacher busted asking student for ‘workout’ pics

Brooklyn Picks a President (for France) Some of the first votes in the French presidential election were cast in an old red-brick church building near the Gowanus Canal on Saturday morning. (Slate)

Bike bandits snatch phones from victims Police in Midtown Manhattan were searching Saturday for two bike-riding thieves who have been stealing cellphones right out of people’s hands. (CBS News)

Mayhem

Four children among five killed in Queens Village blaze A catastrophic fire killed four children and one adult who were trapped in a Queens house Sunday as devastated neighbors watched helplessly. (The Daily News)

Four children among five killed in Queens Village blaze

Brooklyn mosque gutted in blaze The blaze broke out just before 6 a.m. inside the Brooklyn Broadway Islamic Center, on the second floor of a Gates Avenue building in Bedford-Stuyvesant. (New York Post)

Brooklyn mosque gutted in blaze

Off-duty NYPD detective arrested after accident in Queens leaves 2 critically hurt The police officer was off-duty and rear-ended the back of a Honda with a driver and two passengers, police sources say. (WABC)

8 Injured In Williamsburg, Brooklyn Apartment Building Fire Six civilians and two firefighters were injured in a blaze in Williamsburg, Brooklyn early Sunday.(CBS New York)

Real Estate & Development

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for 26-Story, 191-Unit Mixed-Use Tower at 233 West 125th St. A ground-breaking ceremony has been held for the planned 26-story, 191-unit mixed-use redevelopment of the Victoria Theater, located at 233 West 125th Street in Harlem. (NY YIMBY)

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for 26-Story, 191-Unit Mixed-Use Tower at 233 West 125th St.

Interview with Robert Whitlock of Kohn Pedersen Fox, Principal Designer of 111 Murray Street The 59-story 111 Murray Street has nearly reached its 792-foot-high pinnacle, with a dramatic, flaring crown standing in contrast to the extruded boxes and set back forms populating the Lower Manhattan skyline. (NY YIMBY)

Construction Update: Delancey & Essex Street Garage Construction has wrapped up at the renovated Delancey and Essex Municipal Parking Garage, a five-story concrete structure from the late 1970’s that spans a mid block site on the Lower East Side. (Field Condition)

Construction Update: Delancey & Essex Street Garage

Developer Withdraws Plans for 16-Story Buildings With 565 Residential Units The developer intends to “resubmit this application” in the future once it has reached out further to the community, although no additional details were provided. (New York YIMBY)

Food & Drink

Marco’s On Broadway Is Bushwick’s Newest Happy Hour Destination The masterminds that brought us Old Stanley’s just opened up a new spot on Broadway. (Bushwick Daily)

The 12 Best Hot Dogs In NYC It’s as iconic a NYC dish as a slice of pizza or a bagel with a schmear, but decades of “dirty water dogs” slander has somehow rendered the frankfurter a second-tier snack in the minds of many. (Gothamist)

The 12 Best Hot Dogs In NYC

The Best Pizza in Bushwick Is Tony’s Pizzeria Tony’s Pizzeria has been a family-owned North Brooklyn pizza stalwart for over 40 years. (Bushwick Daily)

Business & Shopping

Inside the ugly road Bowlmor took to make bowling cool The push to transform the bowling joints from haggard to hip had an extremely ugly side, former workers said. (New York Post)

Local Color & History

See the hidden World Trade Center art gallery Spotify tapped for its headquarters The art found on the 69th floor of 4 World Trade Center is not the kind you would expect to see in the financial district. (Business Insider)


(Feature photo, Raffi Asdourian; Other photos: Google Street View)

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